Talk about Wiscasset artist Mildred Burrage by Earle Shettleworth

Posted:  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:45am
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Cedar Grove Road
Dresden  Maine  04342
United States

Lincoln County Historical Association is pleased to announce that State Historian Earle Shettleworth will give an illustrated talk on Wiscasset artist Mildred Burrage at the LCHA historic site, Pownalborough Court House, in Dresden at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. 

Mildred Burrage (1890 – 1983) was one of Maine's most creative artists. She trained in France, Brittany, Rome and Venice. Burrage’s body of work was continually evolving and included a wide range of subjects and substance. Burrage produced historical maps, European landscapes, posters for the U.S. Military, portraits, illustrations for Kenneth Robert's novels, sculpture, and finally abstract mica paintings inspired by Jackson Pollack.

Earle Shettleworth will share his knowledge of Mildred Burrage and her family as he shows color slides of examples from her body of work. Many of these pieces are on exhibit at the Art Gallery at the University of New England, 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, through June 26. Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 1-5 p.m.; Thursday 1-7 p.m.  The exhibit is free of charge.

Burrage and her sister Madeline moved to Wiscasset in 1946. Here they carried on their art. They also became leaders in Maine's historic preservation efforts. In 1954 Mildred founded Lincoln County Historical Association. It is fitting that this lecture will be delivered in the Court Room dedicated to Mildred's memory within a building that she saved for LCHA and for future generations. 

The Lincoln County Historical Association is steward of the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset. All three are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The courthouse is located on Cedar Grove Road in Dresden. For more information, visit www.lincolncountyhistory.org.